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Refurbishing Tools #2: Rust remover for rusty tools.

04-20-2012 06:46 PM by rodman40 | 6 comments »

Today I experimented with a cool product used by dairy farmers on thier milking equipment I guess, don’t know for sure, but it plays hell on rusty tools and metal. My brother Julio told me about it ( Available at Tractor Supply ) Julio used it to remove rust on his 56 Chevy two door, used it on various parts of steering and frame, so I thought I’d try it and guess what IT WORKS by gee golly. I tried on my rusty calipers through lack ...

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Stanley 45 Restoration

03-25-2012 02:42 AM by Buyerboy | 1 comment »

I have several Stanleys…45s and 55s. Currently working on the restoration of my Type 7B, 45 from 1897. I have the original chestnut box.. the original 20 cutters, the plane and other attachments. The blades were easy.. a brass brush on my drill took off the light surface rust and left the patina… I’m more concerned with the plane body and other attachments that appear to have been nickel plated but are quite dirty. Did not want to use the wire brush on those items. Does anyo...

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Trapezoids

03-24-2012 12:37 PM by bigfish_95008 | 1 comment »

Recently I have been cutting some narrower parts on the saw. They kept coming out as trapezoids instead of square pieces of wood as I had intended. I have check the blade to be square to the table top multiple times and I still get trapezoids. Being a Shopsmith, it is good to check for square after every operation. I started looking into the problem seriously yesterday to see where my out of square issue was rearing it’s ugly head. The insert! It has always sat a little low in it’...

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Shopsmith Mark V 4sale

03-22-2012 06:42 PM by MacBec | 0 comments »

Hi there,I need help in selling a SHopsmiths Mark V …5 in 1 woodworking machine… when new it cost 4,500 + been used very little and need to sell . My husband has Pancreatic Cancer …and I am trying to raise money to help with bills….This has a alot features disc sander, vertical drill press, horizontal boring machine and Lathe, table saw, Bandsaw, dado system, jointer..and much more …Live in Phillips, Wi ( Northern Wis) Cell 208-360-0189Thank you Becky

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Electrolysis Tank- Clean Your Machine

03-20-2012 01:45 PM by dustbunny | 33 comments »

I have two 1930’s Walker Turner 24” scroll saws I am refurbishing to use in my shop.After days of scrubbing and polishing I thought there had to be an easier way.Found how to build your own electrolysis unit on the web, and made one for large parts yesterday. 55 gal plastic drum- free4×8 sheet of remesh- found with rebar at Home Depot and cut to fit inside barrel1 rebar rod- woven into remesh8 cups Arm and Hammer Washing Soda55 gal of waterCost around $15.00 total Hooke...

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Tools #2: EC Atkins refurb

03-15-2012 03:32 AM by lysdexic | 18 comments »

At an estate sale last fall I picked up this EC Atkins rip saw for $2. Thus, it is a good candidate for a refurb but with only $2 at stake I am going to try my hand at saw handle reshaping. The original handle is uninspiring and bulky. Although I may be tainted by the feel of my Bad Axe tenon saw, both of my D-8 handles is far better. The EC Atkins handle is boring and uncomfortable. ————————————R...

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Stanley No: 40 Brace- Refurbishment #1: My Stanley No: 40 Brace

03-12-2012 09:20 PM by Johnnyblot | 22 comments »

This is a photo taken with my iPhone of the brace being refurbished. I’m really just getting to grips with downloading using the iPhone and Photobucket?? Hopefully it is successful? OMG it works! In this pic you get a closer look at the chuck body- This is held in a ‘cheapo’ vice I bought from ‘ALDI’ (Wal-Mart, but even cheaper, to our American cousins) years ago. It is very handy cos you can adjust it to suit what you are doing. It originally had...

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Board straightner

03-12-2012 12:31 AM by eddie | 1 comment »

To be up front i didn’t really know where to post this being fairly new so if its in the wrong place i tried i get a lot of my material from construction sites ,cull lumber,dumpster diving people trow away a lot of stuff that i salvage and use being new i don’t want to spend a lot on the better material least ways not until i get a good grip on what i’m doing.it takes time to .thanks to ualll for the education and sharing on this site.some times the boards aren’t str...

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Hello World ! (a restoration job) #1: Dresser restoration part 1

03-09-2012 07:11 AM by raydizzle | 1 comment »

So this is my first blog post on this site, and first woodworking project since high school (which I graduated in 2008). I quit college to pursue a bigger passion of mine, which was woodworking. I absolutely loved my wood shop classes in high school. And after going through a couple years or college, I decided that web design was not something I wanted to do for the rest of my life. Sitting behind a desk and computer screen all day writing out code, fixing problems for websites that never see...

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Wooden Lathe Rehab #1: TO BE OR NOT TO BE? THAT IS MY QUESTION

03-03-2012 03:22 AM by boxcarmarty | 17 comments »

To be or not to be? When William Shakespeare wrote Hamlet, Do you recon he was thinking about a wood lathe? I just returned from an auction, and this is what I drug home with me. You ask why??? Because I only gave $10 for it. It was interesting and I figured if nothing else, It had $10 worth of timber in it. It needs cleaned up to be sure, but I believe it is hickory, or at least parts. After unloading it in the shop, I sorted out the pieces. Now I’m not sure if I want to put it back to...

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